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Week ending 9/26/09: #1 singles this week in country music history

donwilliams1949: Slippin’ Around – Ernest Tubb (Decca)

1959: The Three Bells — The Browns (RCA)

1969: A Boy Named Sue — Johnny Cash (Columbia)

1979: It Must Be Love — Don Williams (MCA)

1989: Above and Beyond — Rodney Crowell (Columbia)

1999: Something Like That — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2009: Big Green Tractor — Jason Aldean (Broken Bow)

5 responses to “Week ending 9/26/09: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis September 27, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Are you sure about 1949 ? I have three different editions of Whitburn’s Top County Singles and they all show that Ernest Tubb’s version of Slipping Around spent only one week at #1 (9/24/49) slipping into the middle of Wayne Raney’s “Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me” three week spin at the top. I think that last week’s #1 should have been Raney’s song which then moves back into the top slot for next week after which one of the truly monsterously big hits will claim #1 for a long stretch

    “Above And Beyond” was a remake of a classic early Buck Owens hit from 1960 that only got to #3 but spent 30 weeks on the charts

    Don WIlliams had a long string of hits of which 17 of which went to #1 on Billboard (nine more reached #1 on Cashbox or Record World) and thirty-nine of his songs reached the top five

    • Razor X September 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm

      Wikipedia showed Tubb’s version at #1 for two weeks — September 24th and October 1st, and beginning October 8th, the Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely takes over the top spot . Of course, your source is most definitely more authoritative than mine.

      I think I did mess up with the Wayne Raney song somewhere along the way, though. I may have carried the Eddy Arnold song “I’m Throwing Rice At The Girl I Love” over for one week too many, perhaps.

  2. Paul W Dennis September 27, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I’m never sure about the accuracy of anything on Wikipedia. I have the book on Cashbox charts but it only covers the period 1958-1982 so perhaps whoever posted on Wikipedia was using a Cashbox chart as his authority

    • Razor X September 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm

      The 1949 info on Wikipedia is a little murky; the later years seem to be more accurate, with more stats, info, etc. The 1949 #1s are all from Billboard but they’re a hodge-podge of the jukebox, retail sale and radio airplay charts.

  3. Michael September 28, 2009 at 12:37 am

    One of my least favorite Tim McGraw songs…

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